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Regions of Georgia
A Journey Through
Georgia’s Five Regions
Coastal Plains Region
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Georgia’s largest
region
Located in South
Georgia
Coastal Plains Region
Landforms
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The Coastal Plain Region has flat land with
no steep hills where farms and orchards
can be found.
This region also includes swamps, such as,
the Okefenokee Swamp.
Along Georgia’s coast, the land consists of
sand, sand dunes, and clay.
Coastal Plains Region
Climate
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The climate of the Coastal Plain Region is
mild, with hot summers and cool winters.
Mild winters with no snow
Along the coast, breezes blow from the
Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricanes sometimes hit the state. A
hurricane is a strong windstorm that forms
over the ocean. They can cause heavy
damage when they reach land.
Coastal Region
Plants, Crops and Other Natural
Resources
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Plains Area
Consists of rich sandy soil
that is good for growing
peanuts, sweet potatoes,
tobacco, watermelons,
pecans, peaches, corn,
sweet Vidalia onions,
sugar cane and cotton.
Coastal Plains Region
Plants, Crops and Other Natural
Resources
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Coastal Area
-Fresh Seafood (shrimp, fish,
oysters, crabs)
-Ports
-Sand and seashells
-Live Oak Tree, Georgia’s
State Tree, with long, stringy
moss that hangs down from
the branches. (Savannah,
Georgia is a prime location to
view these magnificent
trees.)
Coastal Region
Wildlife
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Plains Area
Deer, raccoons, coyotes,
armadillos and more
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Swamp/Marsh Area
Alligators, herons, and
many kinds of snakes
Coastal Region
Wildlife
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Coastal Area
-Seagulls, crabs,
clams, shrimp,
lobster, dolphins,
sharks, sea turtles
and more.
-Wild horses run
freely on the
seashores of
Cumberland Island.
Coastal Plains Region
Local Attractions
Okefenokee Swamp
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The Okefenokee Swamp
is in southeastern
Georgia.
One of the country’s
largest swamps.
You can find wildlife such
as alligators, snakes, and
herons.
The Piedmont Region
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Piedmont means “foot of the
mountain.”
The Piedmont Region is located in
the middle section of Georgia. It is
north of the Coastal Plains Region.
The Piedmont Region is the
second largest region, and it is the
state’s most heavily populated
region. Many major cities are
located in the Piedmont Region.
The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, is
located in this region.
Piedmont Region
Landforms
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The regions consists
mainly of rolling hills,
with many valleys.
In some areas, the
hills are tall and look
almost like
mountains.
Many streams and
rivers flow through
the Piedmont Region.
Piedmont Region
Climate
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The climate during winter is not as cold as
the climate in the northern regions of
Georgia.
Snow is rare in winter.
Summers are hot and humid with many
thunderstorms.
Piedmont Region
Plants, Crops, and Other Natural
Resources
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Hardwood
Pine Trees
Marble
Streams and Rivers
Granite
Piedmont Region
Wildlife
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Deer
Raccoons
Coyotes
Foxes
Squirrels
Groundhogs
Other Wildlife Exists
Valley and Ridge Region
Valley and Ridge Region
Landforms
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The Valley and Ridge Region has long parallel
ridges overlooking wide, rolling valleys.
Standing and looking from a valley’s point of
view, the ridges appear to be mountains.
Many valley floors are used for farming and for
pasture land.
Valley and Ridge Region
Climate
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The Valley and Ridge Region receives a
cooler climate in the winter months and a
warm climate during the summer months.
Light snow and ice may occur sporadically
during the winter months.
Valley and Ridge Region
Plants, Crops, and Other Natural
Resources
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A variety of crops can successfully grow in the
Valley and Ridge Region. The crops include:
corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton.
The soil is rich and well suited for farmland.
Much of the land is used for pasture and
harvesting hardwood and pine timber.
Valley and Ridge Region
Wildlife
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Foxes
Deer
Raccoons
Squirrels
Groundhogs
Coyotes
Bobcats
Rabbits
Appalachian Plateau Region
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The smallest
region located in
the northwestern
tip of Georgia
Appalachian Plateau Region
Landforms
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A plateau is an area of flat or gently sloping
land that rises high over valleys and lowlying areas.
Appalachian Plateau Region
Climate
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Colder climate in the winter months
Warm, nice summers
Appalachian Plateau Region
Plants, Crops and Other Natural
Resources
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Sedimentary rock
Sandstone
Limestone
Hardwood forest
Pasture land
Coal
Forests
Rhododendrons
Native azaleas
Mountain Laurel
Appalachian Plateau Region
Wildlife
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Foxes
Deer
Raccoons
Squirrels
Groundhogs
Coyotes
Bobcats
Rabbits
Mountain Lions
Blue Ridge Mountains Region
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The Blue Ridge
Region is in the
northeastern portion
of Georgia.
Highest elevations in
Georgia
Blue Ridge Mountains Region
Landforms
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The Blue Ridge Mountains consists of
mountains, ridges, and basins.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Region is a part of the
Appalachian Mountains that stretches northward
to southern Pennsylvania.
Many large rivers begin in the Blue Ridge
Mountains. (Chattahoochee and Savannah
Rivers)
Blue Ridge Mountains Region
Climate
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Cool winters with
greater chances of
snow fall
Mild summers
Blue Ridge Mountains Region
Plants, Crops and Other Natural
Resources
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There is not as much farmland in the Blue Ridge
Mountains Region because of the mountains and
valleys.
Hardwood timber
Mountain Laurel
Azaleas
Apples
Gold and Gems
Streams and rivers
Blue Ridge Mountains Region
Wildlife
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Black Bears
Deer
Foxes
Coyotes
Mountain Lions
Bobcats
Raccoons
Wild turkey
Trout
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